More articles by Sean Michael Kerner

Red Hat Calls CloudFoundry the Unix of the Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published November 19, 2014
Red Hat EVP and President Paul Cormier takes direct aim at his Platform as a Service rival. [VIDEO]
SwiftStack Bags $16 Million to Fund OpenStack Cloud Storage
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published October 28, 2014
As cloud computing gains adoption, so too does the need for storage.
The Big Split: HP Redefines Itself
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published October 6, 2014
In a major act of redefinition, HP separates its enterprise business from its PC division.
Google Brings Chrome 37 Browser to 64-bit Windows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published August 27, 2014
In addition to new features, Google fixes 50 security flaws in its latest browser update.
eNovance Aims to Solve OpenStack Cloud Business Use-Cases[VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published July 9, 2014
The co-founder of a French cloud vendor recently acquired by Red Hat details the strategy behind his business.
Oracle Cloud Revenues Growing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 20, 2014
Oracle reports its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings showing just how critical cloud has now become for the technology giant.
What Defines a Private Cloud? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 6, 2014
Private cloud isn't the same as simply running  server virtualization, according to HP's cloud chief
IBM's OpenStack Ambition Laid Bare in Hong Kong
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published November 5, 2013
The CTO of IBM's cloud effort explains why open source OpenStack will change everything.
Red Hat Grows Linux Revenues, Displacing Unix and SUSE
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published September 24, 2013
Linux leader Red Hat's second quarter fiscal 2014 financial results showing continued growth.
How To Get Started In Linux Development :Linuxcon
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published September 20, 2013
Greg Kroah-Hartman says that the Linux kernel developers are always polite to newbies. Really?
Mozilla Grows Peach Fuzz with Blackberry; Debuts Security Minion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 30, 2013
Security efforts could make web applications safer for us all
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Opens for Business
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published July 10, 2013
At long last, Red Hat makes its cloud platform generally available.
IBM Closes Softlayer in Bid to Advance Cloud Vision
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published July 8, 2013
IBM execs take aim at Amazon as new capabilities fall under Cloud Services umbrella.
When Will Red Hat Make Money from OpenStack Clouds?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published June 20, 2013
Linux vendor reveals where the money is coming from as revenues grow in the cloud. OpenStack is part of the picture -- but it's still early, says CEO.
Why US Defense Agencies are Moving to the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 17, 2013
The cloud isn't just for enterprises -- it's also a tool for the US military.
Apache CloudStack 4.1 Autoscales the Open Source Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 5, 2013
CloudStack gains new regions capabilities for high-availability cloud deployment.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Options with SoftLayer Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 4, 2013
IBM aims to eliminate the barriers to enterprise cloud deployments with SoftLayer's technology.
Cisco Acquiring Joulex for $107 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networks Article Published May 29, 2013
Energy management tech firm was started up by the founder of Internet Security Systems
AlephCloud Raises Millions for Secure Cloud Content
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published May 24, 2013
What is the right model for protecting data in the cloud?
Citrix Expands Mobile Apps Push at Synergy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published May 22, 2013
New XenDesktop, XenMobile and ShareFile service debut to enable the modern IT workforce.
VMware Bridges the Gap Between IT and the Cloud with vCloud Hybrid Service
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published May 21, 2013
VMware jumps into the public cloud market with new dedicated and virtual private cloud capabilities.
RSA: Google Lashes out at Microsoft Over Privacy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 27, 2013
Facebook, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google debate privacy at security conference -- and it turns out they don't all agree.
RSA: Microsoft Makes a Case for Security Optimism
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 26, 2013
The sky is not falling, says the software giant, and things are happening today that will secure the future.
Mozilla Goes Mobile With Big Firefox OS Phone Launch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published February 25, 2013
No longer just an idea, Mozilla announces that 17 global carriers are set to adopt Firefox OS phones.
HP Expands Cloud Services
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published February 20, 2013
As HP continues its investment in this emerging technology, Cloud DNS, Load Balancing and Monitoring solutions debut.
KVM Founders Build Cloud Hypervisor at Ravello
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published February 8, 2013
Cloud virtualization startup raises $26 million for tech that bridges the data center and the cloud.
Dell Goes Private for $24.4 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published February 5, 2013
Michael Dell pulls the trigger and buys back the company he founded.
IBM 2012 Revenue Comes in at $104.5 Billion as Transformation Continues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published January 23, 2013
IBM chases higher quality revenue streams across services, hardware and software.
What Are the Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 16, 2013
A Symantec report reveals that rogue cloud deployments are on the rise -- to a shocking degree.
IBM Tops U.S Patent Office Record Year
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published January 10, 2013
More patents than ever before were granted in 2012, as Google and Apple make strong appearances.
Red Hat Makes $104 Million Cloud Management Bid with ManageIQ Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published December 21, 2012
Proprietary technology set to go open source as Red Hat aims to improve cloud portfolio  
IBM: The Future of IT is Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Sight
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published December 17, 2012
IBM's Five in Five predicts a future of cognitive computing. But will it replace the need for human thinkers?
OpenStack Set to Tackle Open Source Federated Identity in the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published December 14, 2012
If you want to enable hybrid cloud deployments, you need true federation for authentication.
Dell KACE Tackles BYOD
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 11, 2012
New appliance provides Mobile Device Management, so (in theory) businesses can now handle the blizzard of employee-owned handhelds. 
Is IT Falling Short of Business Expectations?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published December 10, 2012
New research reveals some surprising attitudes about the role that IT actually plays in modern enterprise.
Citrix Acquires Zenprise in BYOD Play
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 6, 2012
Mobile Device Management vendor will complement existing Citrix app management portfolio.
Red Hat Advances Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published December 5, 2012
CloudForms 1.1 release and RHEV 3.1 push the Linux platform vendor further into the cloud.
NYSE OpenMAMA Advances Open Source Messaging
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published November 30, 2012
The Open Source model is being used to help the bastion of capitalism.
Amazon CTO Details Cloud Computing Commandments
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published November 29, 2012
Werner Vogels warns that deployments fail as a matter of course, so when moving to the cloud you need to follow these all-important commandments.
Mozilla Invests in Mobile Startup
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published November 28, 2012
Open source browser vendor participates in $25 million funding round for Everything.me, joining Telefonica Digital.
Red Hat Shifts Open Source PaaS Cloud to the Enterprise
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published November 27, 2012
Linux vendor brings PaaS deployments inside the enterprise firewall.
Mozilla Firefox 17 ARMs Up and Gets Social
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published November 20, 2012
New Open Source browser release adds security and Facebook Messenger support.
OpenDNS Deploys Umbrella for Mobile Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published November 13, 2012
You can accelerate mobile traffic and secure it at the same time.
How a NASA Open Source Startup Could Change the IT Universe
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published November 2, 2012
Former NASA CTO explains how the open source OpenStack project came to be and why it could be NASA's most important contribution.
OpenStack Foundation Board is all about Blocking and Tackling
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published October 26, 2012
In an exclusive video interview, the OpenStack Foundation's Chairman of the Board talks about governance at the open source cloud effort.
Dreamhost CEO: Cloud is the Future, but Shared Hosting is Not Going Away
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published October 25, 2012
In an exclusive video interview, Dreamhost CEO Simon Anderson explains why he is embracing OpenStack and how that impacts his business.
Mozilla Partners with Facebook for Social API
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published October 22, 2012
Mozilla begins formal testing of new integration that could change how millions of users interact with the social web.
OwnCloud 4.5 Mounts Open Source Storage Alongside Amazon, Dropbox
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published October 11, 2012
Faster syncing, enhanced file versioning and Oracle back-end support are spotlighted in latest version of file sharing and storage effort.
Oracle Set to Debut Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published September 21, 2012
Larry Ellison announces a new service and a new database during earnings call.
Red Hat's Latest Legal Battle? Storage.
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Storage Article Published September 14, 2012
Open source Gluster comes under patent attack and Red Hat responds with a GPL counter-claim of its own.
OpenStack Foundation Nears Launch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published September 7, 2012
New Executive Director of open source cloud foundation provides insight into upcoming releases and the challenges that lay ahead.
Inside Goobuntu, Google's Ubuntu Linux Distribution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published August 30, 2012
At LinuxCon, Google engineer details what Google's own flavor of Ubuntu Linux is all about.
After Apple's Patent Win Over Samsung, Is Google Next?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published August 27, 2012
Is the search giant in Apple's cross-hairs after Samsung was ordered to pay over a billion in damages for infringing on Apple's smartphone IP?
HP Aims To Improve Enterprise Services as Earnings Decline
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published August 23, 2012
Third quarter earnings show weakness in PC as well as Enterprise product lines.
HP Scales Networking Tech for Cloud Scale
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published August 14, 2012
HP introduces Ethernet Virtual Interconnect and Multitenant Device Context to power cloud computing needs.
Red Hat Releases Open Source OpenStack Cloud Preview
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published August 13, 2012
First public OpenStack release from Red Hat lays the groundwork for future enterprise adoption and support.
How Red Hat Decides Which Open Source Companies to Buy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published June 29, 2012
Sometimes you buy and sometimes you build. How do you know when to do one or the other?
Firefox Browser for Android Rebuilt for Speed
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published June 27, 2012
Mozilla takes another kick at the mobile browser, dramatically improving speed.
ICANN Renews .Com Agreement with VeriSign
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networks Article Published June 25, 2012
Price of .com domain set to rise in the coming years as VeriSign retains control of .com.
ICANN Changes Leadership
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networks Article Published June 22, 2012
Fadi Chehade is set to take over the reigns in three months, and he's going to be very well paid as gTLD process hits a roadbump.
Red Hat Grows on Windows to Linux Migration
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published June 21, 2012
First quarter revenues at Linux vendor on the rise as bigger deals roll in.
Google Updates Chrome OS with New Hardware and Software
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published May 30, 2012
Chromebox joins Chromebooks as Google expands open source operating system vision
HP Trims Workforce in a Bid to Boost Profits
By Sean Michael Kerner | News Article Published May 24, 2012
Restructuring continues at HP as tech giant tries to turn the corner on growth.
Symantec Revenues Flat As License Sales Drop
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published May 3, 2012
The move to the cloud means more companies are buying subscriptions.
Apple: Notebook and Tablet Markets Will Not Converge
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published April 25, 2012
Apple CEO takes aim at hybrid ultrabook concepts as the iPad maker continues to make record profits.
Mozilla Goes Silent for Firefox 12
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published April 24, 2012
New updating mechanism debuts for open source web browser.
Intel Ramping up for Ultrabook Revolution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Mobile/Wireless Article Published April 18, 2012
The chip giant is moving forward with its next generation of server and desktop processors.
OpenStack Lands IBM, Red Hat
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published April 12, 2012
Open source cloud effort gets a major vote of confidence and millions of dollars of support.
VMware Wants CloudFoundry to be the Linux of the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published April 11, 2012
Open Source Platform-as-a-Service effort celebrates its first anniversary as VMware opens it up wider for community contributions.
AOL Sells $1 Billion Worth of Patents to Microsoft
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published April 9, 2012
Facebook could well be the big winner from AOL's intellectual property sell-off.
Linux Kernel Developers Detail Top Gripes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published April 4, 2012
Linux kernel development is a collaborative exercise, and developers have their fair share of pet peeves.
Who Are the 'Unknown' Linux Kernel Developers?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published April 3, 2012
Microsoft joins the list of top Linux kernel developers in 2012, and there are many lesser known organization that also contribute.
Google Chrome 18 Accelerates Canvas
By Sean Michael Kerner | Features Article Published March 30, 2012
HTML5 technology gets a speed boost in the search giant's newest browser release.
Red Hat Hits $1 Billion, But It's Only the Third Inning
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published March 29, 2012
Linux vendor hits a major revenue milestone, even as company CEO claims there's still a lot more that can and will be done.
Drupal's Plan for Open Source CMS Success
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published March 21, 2012
How do you build one of the world's most popular open source content management systems?




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